B2B TECH & TELECOMS NEWS (04/01/21–08/01/21)

In this week’s roundup, we looked at the top news stories from the B2B tech & telecoms industry. The stories cover topics including 5G, cyber security, acquisition, data centers and fintech news.

Here are our highlights:

Monday:

Bitcoin tops $34,000 as record rally continues

Bitcoin’s value surged above $34,000 (£24,850) for the first time on Sunday as the leading cryptocurrency continued to soar.

The rise was put down to interest from big investors seeking quick profits.

Read the full story here: https://bbc.in/357W5JV

Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest

Adobe Flash Player, the browser plug-in that brought rich animations and interactivity to the early web, has officially reached the end of its life.

Released in 1996, Flash was once one of the most popular ways for people to stream videos and play games online.

Read the full story here: https://bbc.in/3hJTdb9

Tuesday:

Amazon plots a course into the healthcare industry

The service allows customers to make pharmacy transactions through Amazon and receive unlimited, free, two-day deliveries if they have a Prime membership.

Investors have taken note, with pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS seeing their share prices fall.

Read the full story here: https://bbc.in/3hRlhtq

Vantage Data Centers on schedule to deliver greenfield data centre

Vantage Data Centers has announced the completion of a concrete shell and is on schedule to deliver its first greenfield European hyperscale data centre in 2021.

Located in Winterthur, Switzerland, the 40MW development is part of the company’s $2 billion European expansion and is set to provide customers with sustainable data centre facilities.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/3okxIjU

Wednesday:

Tata Communications Acquires Majority Stake in French eSIM Firm Oasis

Tata Communications has acquired majority equity stake of 58.1% in Oasis Smart SIM Europe SAS, a France-headquartered embedded-SIM (eSIM) technology provider.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/3pN54bg

STC spends $266.6m on three data centres in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian telecommunications company STC has launched three data centres in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Madina, with $266.6 million (SAR 1 billion) investment.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/3ojciDL

Thursday:

Nokia, zain ksa partner to rollout fastmile 5g gateway 3.1 with esim across saudi arabia

Nokia on Wednesday announced an expansion of its strategic 5G partnership with Zain KSA to rollout 60,000 FastMile 5G Gateway 3.1 with eSIM across Saudi Arabia over the next 12 months.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/35ep7ri

NTT Ltd. Global Threat Intelligence report unveils evasive attacks

NTT Ltd. released its latest Global Threat Intelligence Report for January 2021, which found that global threat landscape has evolved greatly over the past few years.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/2LaLx5R

Friday:

Orange acquires Anytime to double down on fintech

Orange yesterday announced that it has acquired French digital banking service provider Anytime for an undisclosed sum.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/3pSV8x4

IHS Towers acquires Brazil’s Skysites

IHS Holding Limited has completed the acquisition of Brazil’s Skysites Holdings S.A , the specialist provider of small cells and urban telecommunications infrastructure.

Read the full story here: https://bit.ly/39aQmnL

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